Atlanta United continue their inaugural preseason journey today as they face MLS side Columbus Crew SC in the first match of the 2017 Carolina Challenge Cup hosted by Atlanta's USL affiliate, Charleston Battery. Coming off a 4-0 victory in Chattanooga last weekend, ATL UTD will be looking to carry that momentum into this week's matchups as the expansion cub encounters their first ever MLS competition in both Columbus Crew SC today and Seattle Sounders FC on Wednesday Feb. 22.
Yesterday, Atlanta United designated center back Michael Parkhurst as the club's first captain in history, coincidentally the same player who formerly captained Columbus Crew SC for the last three seasons. So, his first match as Atlanta's skipper will be against very familiar competition.
Kickoff for today's match vs Crew SC is set for 4:30 p.m. ET in Charleston, South Carolina. Tickets are available for purchase at the gate at MUSC Health Stadium or online here.
You can also watch the match live at the stream below: